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Precautions and Warnings With Fluvoxamine CR

Who Should Not Take Fluvoxamine CR?

You should not take fluvoxamine CR if you:
  • Are allergic to fluvoxamine CR, Luvox CR, or any inactive components used to make the medication. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients.
  • Are taking certain medications, including:
  • Are taking linezolid (Zyvox®) or intravenous methylene blue. Fluvoxamine CR should not be started in people taking linezolid or IV methylene blue, but a person already taking fluvoxamine CR may be given linezolid or methylene blue, if absolutely necessary, and only with very careful monitoring and only if fluvoxamine CR is stopped during treatment.
  • Have taken a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) within the past two weeks. Also, you should not take an MAOI if you have taken fluvoxamine CR within the past two weeks. MAOIs include:

Precautions and Warnings With Fluvoxamine CR: Final Thoughts

There are a number of situations in which fluvoxamine CR should not be taken, along with several precautions and warnings people should be aware of before starting the medication. However, it is possible that not all of the warnings or precautions were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider about the specific precautions and warnings with fluvoxamine CR that may apply to you.
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